The Best Survey Sites and Reward Earning Tips

on May 07, 2015 @ 07:49 pm

Hi Everyone,

I first started taking surveys online, and joining online rewards websites when I was fresh out of grad-school and unemployed for four months. In an attempt to make ends meet I did everything I could to earn a little extra in-between writing cover letters and submitting resumes. At the time it wasn't much because I didn't have the hang of things, but fast forward two years later and I am having a great time doing surveys, and online tasks as a lunch break hobby. I figured I could use this thread to share with you some of the sites I use, as well as learn more about sites/apps you have found useful. Plz don't feel obligated to use my links :)

Swagbucks- First off let me just say that this site is by far one of the best. It pays top rewards for tasks completed and the site has an endless supply of things to do. You can earn swag bucks by taking surveys, watching videos, completing tasks and making online purchases. You can also earn/win swag bucks from completing online searches. This site I just found out about in February but since then I have already redeemed my points for over $120 dollars in Amazon gift cards. It's awesome because it has allowed me to buy some of the books on my wish list that I have been putting off since my hours at work were cut down. I have copy and pasted my referral link below but by no means do you have to use it.

Daily Rewards
Similar in a lot of ways to swag bucks, daily rewards allows you to earn $ by taking surveys, completing tasks, conducting internet surveys and watching videos. They also pay you to sign up to other panels like some of the others I've mentioned, so I would recommend joining this panel first then joining the others in order to earn extra points :)

Survey Savy
This site is another great one. Although surveys aren't sent on the daily, their surveys are usually short and sweet and they pay cash! There is also no minimum to request a cheque, so I've received cash payments from anywhere 2.50 to $25.

Web Perspectives
Possibly less well known, but totally worth it. As Canadians sometimes it is difficult to find survey websites that pay decent and offer Canadian rewards. This panel is  Canadian owned and offers a variety of reward options. Each survey pays from $1 to 3 dollars and rewards are earned quite quickly. $1 translates into 100 points and once you reach 1000 you can redeem for an amazon gift card, chapters gift card or one movie pass.

This panel is a little different. Instead of earning points that you can redeem once you achieve a certain minimum, you earn points for surveys and then redeem them in an auction style fashion. I would say one has enough points to 'hopefully' win a product in auction when they reach the 10,000 mark, which sounds like a lot but it's not. I have been a member for about a year and have taken around 40 surveys and have won a coffee maker and ice cream maker...not bad!

Changio- Grocery App
I just recently heard about this one, joined and it's AWESOME! Changio is super similar to check51, snap-on etc but it has more options and variety. Changio offers cash back for not only groceries, but for shopping at certain stores, as well as certain malls. If you're an avid user of check51 etc you'll love this app.

I have lots more to share, but I'm going out for sushi! Will post more tips soon!

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Thank you! on May 07, 2015 @ 08:56 pm

It's so sweet of you to share with us. You've compiled a useful list that will help everyone. Some of these are new to me and I'll definitely check them out.

Have yourself a lovely evening! ;-)



Good for you that you have made yourself extra money and gift cards I also like doing surveys when I have time I just joined and this is a great survey site where I get free air miles which I get sometimes 2 to 10 air miles per survey but they really add up quick last year I got free groceries,gas and Pharma Plus products. I also already cashed them in again. Thanks for sharing your survey sites. Have a great evening erikapekoe.

survey sites on May 07, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

Thanks for listing all these. Some I've heard of, some I haven't. Are they for Canadians only or can the US get in on them also? I think there is 1 called PineCone Research. I've heard this 1 is great, I hope I got the name right. I get all sorts of offers in my email and I will post them for you all when I get them again. Thanks, Ginger

ginger on May 07, 2015 @ 10:46 pm

Hi Ginger,
Swagbucks definitely has an American version. I believe daily rewards does too! Some good American ones include American Consumer Poll and Harris Poll. Field Agent is another app that is great for Americans.



Thanks on May 09, 2015 @ 07:03 pm

Thanks for this I have bin looking for new sites to earn rewards ! I already knew swag bucks btw yess I agree great site ! But thank for the new ideas !

:) on May 09, 2015 @ 07:19 pm

You're welcome! I'm glad that I was able to help.

Here are some other ones;

Opinion World
An accessible, fun and easy way to earn extra points. Surveys invites are sent out a few times a week, so although it takes a little longer to accumulate points the rewards are fairly decent. 100 points equal one dollar and once you earn 1000 points you can redeem for amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards etc. In the past two years I have probably redeemed around $60 in gift cards, but with that said I have probably only to put in 3-4 hours of work.

Opinion Outpost
Is a platform similar to opinion world. You won't be sent invites on the daily, but over time points really start to rack up!

Mobile Expressions
This site/company does something a little different. By downloading it to your phone you are adding a VPN which monitors the activity on your phone (primarily the searches you make). A lot of people might not be comfortable with this, but those of you who are... you can download the app to either your phone and or iPad to qualify. If you sign up through swag bucks you will get 500 points ( enough to redeem for a $5 gift card through swag bucks) and you will get a $5 amazon gift card from mobile expressions as well for total of $10.00

Points earning Apps
If you're an avid checkout 51 user and you haven't heard of the following apps know that they are pretty similar and function in the same way.

Check out CartSmart and Zweet!!!

another opportunity on May 13, 2015 @ 09:08 pm

Here is a link to another survey site that is running a 10 day set of surveys through the touch points app. If you complete all 10 days you earn a $25 giftcard.


Thank you on May 14, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'm new to all this (online surveys and product testing) so will definitely check out Swagsbucks!

Thank you! on May 16, 2015 @ 12:22 am

I'm always on the lookout for sites like these, so thank you so much for sharing! I'm also a fan of #Swagbucks :)

best survey site on May 16, 2015 @ 12:56 am

I really like I do surveys on this site regularly for petro Canada points. you can get anywhere from 500-5000 petro points for completing surveys. I then use my points to refill my 5cent savings card!! win win!

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